New York, NY, ¿ The world’s top snowboarders get ready for the second US stop of the Swatch Boardercross World Tour in Mountain High, CA, February 17-19, 2000.
The most exciting event in snowboarding, Boardercross features six riders simultaneously racing down an obstacle-laden course. The first rider across the finish line wins. The event offers a $40,000 cash purse.
Since its inception in 1993, Boardercross pioneered by Swatch, has attracted a world wide following of top athletes. Over 14 nations will be represented at the Swatch Boardercross® World Tour presented by Big Star Jeans. International snowboard stars attending, include:
* Shaun Palmer (USA) ¿ Reigning World Boardercross Champion and three time X Games Champion * Phillipe Conte (FRA) ¿ #2 ranked ISF Boardercross, 2nd place 2000 Swatch Boardercross Snowmass/Aspen, CO.Vans * Bertrand Denervaud (SUI) ¿ former World Champion, 3rd place 1999 Swatch Boardercross World Tour at Copper Mtn., CO.* Tor Bruserud (NOR) – #3 ranked ISF Boardercross, 1st place 1999 Vans Triple Crown BX, Breckenridge, CO.* Marguerite Cossentini (AUS) – #10 ranked ISF Boardercross, winner of the 2000 Swatch Boardercross Aspen/Snowmass, CO* Drew Neilson (CAN) ¿ 1st place of the 1999 Swatch Boardercross Copper Mtn., CO. and the US Grand Prix BX Copper, CO 1999.* Ine Poetzl (AUT) ¿ 2nd ranked ISF Boardercross, 2nd place at Swatch Boardercross 2000 Aspen/Snowmass, CO.* Christoph Maierhofer (AUT) ¿ 1st ranked ISF Boardercross, 1st place Swatch Boardercross, Canyons, UT 1999
The Mountain High event will showcase live in concert, Jimmie’s Chicken Shack provided by Island Def Jam Records. A festival-like atmosphere will showcase the lifestyle, culture and soul of snowboarding. The event is open to all male and female riders, and entry fees are $150 including lift tickets, parties and more.
Produced by Peak Sports & Entertainment Inc. and sanctioned by the International Snowboard Federation (ISF), and the United States of America Snowboard Association (USASA), the events will be broadcast on Fox Sports Net’s Boardwild, and on USA Network. For more information and registration please visit www.boardercross.com or call PEAK Inc. at 604-924-0515.
For More Information: Trish O’Callaghan, Swatch US (201) 271-4713 Thea Grivakes, PEAK Inc. (604) 924-0515